Posts Tagged ‘drilling’

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Trump administration facing lawsuit for allowing fracking companies to dump waste in Gulf of Mexico

 

It comes just months after the Environmental Protection Agency finalised a Clean Water Act allowing oil companies to offload unlimited amounts of waste into ocean basin

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Instead, the state allowed companies to drill more than 170 waste-disposal wells into aquifers suitable for drinking or irrigation, according to data reviewed by The Chronicle. Hundreds more inject a blend of briny water, hydrocarbons and trace chemicals into lower-quality aquifers that could be used with more intense treatment.

State let oil companies taint drinkable water in Central Valley

Why don’t these people ever go to jail?

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This may get pulled from Youtube.

 

TELL LEGO TO DUMP SHELL

 

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health instructed its employees never to talk to residents who complained of negative health effects from fracking, StateImpact Pennsylvania reported Thursday.

 

Pennsylvania Instructed Its Employees To Ignore Residents Sickened By Drilling

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“Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power.”
— Benito Mussolini.

 

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In a message “straight from the horse’s mouth,” a former oil executive on Tuesday urged New York state to pass a ban on the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, saying, ‘it is not safe.’

“Making fracking safe is simply not possible, not with the current technology, or with the inadequate regulations being proposed,” Louis Allstadt, former executive vice president of Mobil Oil, said during a news conference in Albany called by the anti-fracking group Elected Officials to Protect New York.

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More evidence published…

Fracking Wastewater: Elevated Salts, Metals, Radioactivity

“It is clear that this practice of releasing wastewater without adequate treatment should be stopped in order to protect freshwater resources in areas of oil and gas development,” Vengosh said.”

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Say it loud: This is what kakistocracy looks like.

 

HR 347 Just Criminalized Protest Against Government Officials – in blatant, knowing, flagrant violation of the First Amendment

“For one thing, the law makes it easier for the government to criminalize protest. Period. It is a federal offense, punishable by up to 10 years in prison to protest anywhere the Secret Service might be guarding someone. For another, it’s almost impossible to predict what constitutes “disorderly or disruptive conduct” or what sorts of conduct authorities deem to “impede or disrupt the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions.””

 

EPA report: methane from fracking contaminated wells near Dimock, Pa., but agency says the water’s safe to drink.

“methane and other gases released during drilling (including air from the drilling) apparently cause significant damage to the water quality.”

“This presentation represents one [on-scene coordinator’s] thoughts regarding 12 samples and was not shared with the public because it was a preliminary evaluation that requires additional assessment in order to ascertain its quality and validity,” said EPA spokeswoman Alisha Johnson.”

“The issue here is, why wasn’t EPA interested in following up on this to understand it better?”

The Important Things We DONT Have Money For And The Crazy Things We DO Have Money For

…Large numbers of federal employees have been hit with mandatory furloughs in 2013 due to the sequester…

…but somehow the federal government is able to spend tens of millions of dollars to fill our skies with surveillance drones.

The U.S. government is so broke that it has had to borrow more than a trillion dollars from China…

…but somehow we have plenty of money to help “modernize China’s energy grid”.

The U.S. Congress has cut $60,000,000 for schools on Indian reservations across the country…

…but somehow the IRS is able to pay out $70,000,000 in bonuses to their workers.

DARPA to Genetically Engineer Humans by Adding a 47th Chromosome?

“A human artificial chromosome (HAC) is a microchromosome that can act as a new chromosome in a population of human cells. That is, instead of 46 chromosomes, the cell could have 47 with the 47th being very small, roughly 6-10 megabases in size, and able to carry new genes introduced by human researchers.”

US developing mind reading

 

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Josh Fox’s Gasland II to expose power politics of fracking

“Sequel of Oscar-nominated film on natural gas boom puts focus on climate change, oil lobby and the US government”

 

Josh Fox goes after the corruption that is the US system.

 

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This one goes out specially to Ray….

 

Gasland (Josh Fox) on Facebook.

Beyond the Wild: Saving the Sacred Headwaters

The fight to stop mining operations from destroying the crucial source of three Canadian rivers.  A microcosm of environmental battles being fought all over the world right now.

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